Vital Lines August 2023

August 29, 2023
Shelly Lucas Creative Director

Payers reduce prior authorizations

Some payers are scaling back requirements for certain codes, including genetic testing, cataract surgeries, and physical therapy.

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Data breaches are bigger for third parties

Although providers experience three times as many breaches as their business associates, breaches at third-party companies have an outsized impact.

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New nonprofit validates digital health solutions

The freshly launched Peterson Health Technology Institute will independently evaluate the clinical and economic impact of digital health solutions.

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Virtual prescribing limits reconsidered

Reacting to more than 38,000 public comments, the DEA says it’s now open to considering special registration for controlled substance prescriptions via telehealth.

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Most wearables stuck as well-being tools

Wearables hold immense potential for chronic disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. But clinical-use approvals haven’t kept pace with adoption rates.

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Multi-user software connects caregivers

When software teams they build their product for multiple caregivers, they not only create a stickier experience; they connect people.

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HTI 1: A barrier to patients’ data access?

Former ONC Chief Donald Rucker says ONC’s proposed HTI 1 rule allows EHRs to “information block” modern software, which spells bad news for digital health apps.

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Redox partners with Databricks

The new partnership leverages Redox Nova™ and the Databricks Lakehouse to connect diverse healthcare data and accelerate advanced analytics.

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